Name: Robert Eyre
Death: 1580 in Salisbury,Wilts
Residence: Salisbury, Wilts
Occupation: Merchant. Mayor of Salisbury.
Change Date: 10 MAY 2013
Robert Eyre, the eldest son, settled at Salisbury as a merchant. He purchased land and houses at Castle Street in that city from Sir Henry Long, Knt., in the 33rd year of Henry VIII. He was M.P. for Salisbury or New Sarum in 1557, and Mayor in 1559.
He married Jane, widow of George Tourney of New Sarum, and left one son, Thomas
Robert Eyre...was the second son of John Eyre of Wedhampton and Northcombe by his second wife Jane, daughter of John Cusse of Broughton Gifford, Wilts, and whose eldest brother was Prior of the Canons of St. Augustine's, Christchurch, Hants, and so never married.
(Mary Elizabeth Frances Richardson-Eyre, A HISTORY OF THE WILTSHIRE FAMILY OF EYRE, Mitchell and Hughes, London, 1897, p. 14.)
Ancestral File also has him (as Robert Ayers) marrying Elizabeth Bowshin. [Presumably Elizabeth Fawshire.]
(1) Elizabeth, wid. of Thomas Fawshire of Southampton, s.p.;
(2) Jane or Jean, wid. of George Tourney of Salisbury and Motcombe, Dorset, 1s. Thomas;
3) Edith, wid. of William Kynte or Knite of Salisbury.
Father: John Eyre b: 1478
Mother: Jane Cuffe b: 1504 in Broughton Gifford, Wilts
Joan or Jane
in New Sarum, Wilts
- Thomas Eyre
- Text: A SHORT ACCOUNT of THE FAMILY of EYRE OF EYRECOURT and . . . EYRE OF EYREVILLE in THE COUNTY OF GALWAY.
For Private and Family Circulation only.
BY REV. ALLEN STEWART HARTIGAN, M.A., TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN.